ABCA Names Four From NACC to All-America Teams

ABCA Names Four From NACC to All-America Teams

GREENSBORO, N.C. (naccsports.org) --- One day after four Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference (NACC) baseball student-athletes were named All-Americans by D3baseball.com, the same quartet received the same honors Thursday from the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA).

Benedictine University junior designated hitter Kevin Bushnell and Concordia University Wisconsin junior third baseman Sam Beers were named to the ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Division III All-America First Team, while Aurora University senior outfielder Corey Vondra and Benedictine senior catcher Jack Surin were named to the second team.

Bushnell batted .342 while leading the conference in homers (17) and RBIs (57). The 17 homers were the second most in program history.

Beers, the NACC North Division Co-Position Player of the Year, led the NACC with a .442 batting average and also recorded 69 hits and 41 runs, including 14 doubles, three triples, and seven home runs. He also had 46 RBI and six stolen bases.

Vondra finished the 2021 campaign with a .410 batting average, eight home runs, six triples, 17 doubles, 65 runs scored and 56 runs batted in while also stealing nine bases. In the NCAA Division III St. Paul Regional, Vondra went 8-for-15 with four home runs (two grand slams), a triple, and 14 RBIs while scoring six times over the three-game stretch. He also walked once and was hit by a pitch.

Surin, the NACC South Division Position Player of the Year, finished the season second in the conference with a .441 batting average. He reached base in every game this season and finished with 23 doubles, first in the nation, along with nine homers and 53 RBIs. The nine homers tied for fourth in the conference and the 53 RBIs tied for third. Surin is currently playing for the State College Spikes in the MLB Draft League for draft prospects.

 

2021 ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Div. III All-America Teams
NCAA Div. III All-America First Team
Pos. Player Cl. School State
C Adam Zebrowski Jr. St. John Fisher NY
1B Tyler Calvert Sr. Berry GA
2B Colby Martin Fr. Shenandoah VA
3B Sam Beers Jr. Concordia Wisconsin WI
SS Jake Reinhardt Sr. North Park IL
OF Bret Williams Sr. Penn State Harrisburg PA
OF Avery Neaves So. Lynchburg VA
OF Turner Hill Sr. Marietta OH
DH Kevin Bushnell Jr. Benedictine IL
UT T.J. Johnson Sr. Coe IA
P Matt Mulhearn Sr. Webster MO
P Ryan Loutos Sr. Washington St. Louis MO
P Matt O'Sullivan Sr. Wisconsin-Whitewater WI
P Jordy Allard Sr. Babson MA
P Sam Mathews Jr. Marietta OH
 
NCAA Div. III All-America Second Team
Pos. Player Cl. School State
C Jack Surin Sr. Benedictine IL
1B Jack Barry Sr. York College of Pa. PA
1B Brian McAuliffe Sr. Denison OH
2B Hunter Staniske Jr. Wisconsin-Oshkosh WI
3B Jordan Haworth Jr. Pacific Lutheran WA
3B Luke Broadhurst Sr. Eastern Connecticut CT
SS Austin Denlinger Jr. York College of Pa. PA
SS Chase Anderson Sr. Pacific OR
OF Aaron Whitley So. Rochester NY
OF Jonathan Kelso Jr. Wisconsin-Platteville WI
OF Aaron Simmons Sr. Wisconsin-Stevens Point WI
OF Corey Vondra Sr. Aurora IL
DH Cameron Seymour Fr. Southern Maine ME
UT Tyler Horvat So. Washington & Jefferson PA
P Clayton Dwyer Sr. Salisbury MD
P Pierce Banks Sr. Adrian MI
P Westin Muir Jr. Wisconsin-Whitewater WI
P Jake Seymour Sr. La Roche PA
P Henry Litman Jr. Washington & Jefferson PA
RP Jared Fong Sr. Washington-St. Louis MO
 
NCAA Div. III All-America Third Team
Pos. Player Cl. School State
C Gunner Rainey Sr. Adrian MI
C Rob Marinec Sr. North Central (Ill.) IL
1B Luke Werkmeister-Martin So. Willamette OR
2B Matt O'Leary So. Beloit WI
3B Kyle Lauria Sr. Oswego NY
SS Tyler Chumita Jr. Wooster OH
SS Justin Graham Gr. St. John Fisher NY
OF Ryan Bixler Sr. Franklin IN
OF Zack Mazza So. Mount Union OH
OF John Mesagno Sr. Eastern Connecticut CT
P Sam Carpenter Sr. Piedmont GA
P Will Clark So. Pacific OR
P Joe Raab Sr. Merchant Marine NY
P Brandon Haggerty Sr. York College of Pa. PA
P Kyle Roche Jr. Franklin & Marshall PA